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The Argonauts
The Argonauts
by Maggie Nelson
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The Argonauts is at once deeply personal and incisively intellectual. Nelson's prose shines as she navigates the terrain of pregnancy, motherhood, and the fluidity of particular familial relationships.... (read more)

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The Road to Character
The Road to Character
by David Brooks
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A provocative look at morality for our age, Brooks' insightful profiling of some of the world's great thinkers and leaders offers understanding into their priorities, limitations, and values and by extension gives us an opportunity to rethink our own.... (read more)

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All About Love: New Visions
All About Love: New Visions
by bell hooks
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We're taught to think of love as something that happens to us. It's a magical but altogether passive experience. In her deeply personal and emphatic All about Love, renowned social activist and feminist bell hooks asserts that, in fact, love is a choice... (read more)

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The Empathy Exams: Essays
The Empathy Exams: Essays
by Leslie Jamison
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Leslie Jamison is a marvel. The essays that make up this collection are wise, uncomfortable, beautiful, humane, and utterly absorbing. They demand an investigation of the reader's own heart. I can't think of another book I've recommended to so many... (read more)

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The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
by Marina Keegan
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In 2012, Marina Keegan wrote a commencement essay for her college newspaper called "The Opposite of Loneliness." A few days after graduating magna cum laude from Yale, she died in a car accident. This deeply moving posthumous collection contains that... (read more)

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Modern Romance
Modern Romance
by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg
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Comedian Aziz Ansari is always a lot of fun. Here he brings his lively sense of humor to a topic with which he's well-acquainted: dating. But this isn't just some funny guy making jokes about his dating life. It's an in-depth look at the history of... (read more)

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The Chronology of Water: A Memoir
The Chronology of Water: A Memoir
by Lidia Yuknavitch
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Lidia Yuknavitch's memoir, The Chronology of Water, is fierce and voluptuous. Intimate and expansive. Hard, hard stuff presented in gorgeous language. I picked it up on impulse, read the first line, and was crying before I reached the end of the opening... (read more)

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
by Susan Cain
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One-third of the world's population are introverts, and we are quietly going to take over the world while you extroverts are busy yapping it up and not paying attention. Don't say you haven't been warned.... (read more)

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
by Susan Cain
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One-third of the world's population are introverts, and we are quietly going to take over the world while you extroverts are busy yapping it up and not paying attention. Don't say you haven't been warned.... (read more)

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Bad Feminist
Bad Feminist
by Roxane Gay
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In a year full of debates on who is and isn't doing feminism "correctly," Roxane Gay's book of essays was a refreshing look at the expectations we hold for both women in the spotlight and ourselves as self-declared feminists. Volleying between humor... (read more)

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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)
by Norman Doidge
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You can change your brain! Neuroplasticity is the new gospel for remapping your brain and making real changes to not only the way you think but how your brain is actually wired. Using this new science, medical conditions previously thought of as... (read more)

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Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon
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Andrew Solomon's gorgeous prose is always a pleasure, and this book, 10 years in the making, is his masterpiece. With empathy and grace, Far from the Tree explores the lives of people who are significantly different from their parents and often the rest... (read more)

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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
by Susannah Cahalan
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Brain on Fire is a memoir that reads like a mystery novel. The author is struck by a mysterious illness and becomes paranoid and delusional. I could not put this book down and was obsessed with finding out what drove the author to madness. It was well... (read more)

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The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
by Gretchen Rubin
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In a time when "experiment memoirs" are a dime a dozen, Rubin stands out with this inspiring and entertaining book. The Happiness Project is Eat, Pray, Love for us regular folks who don't have the time or money to go "find" ourselves in India. Poignant... (read more)

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg
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Understanding how habits work can change your life, and Duhigg's book offers the framework for this understanding. If you want to save $5 a day on that latte or stick with your New Year's resolution to lose 10 pounds, you'll want to read this book.... (read more)

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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
by Wes Moore
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The Other Wes Moore is the fascinating tale of two men who shared a name and a birthplace; their lives started out in similar circumstances and ended up very differently (one a Rhodes Scholar, the other serving a life sentence in jail). A moving... (read more)

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The Year of Magical Thinking
The Year of Magical Thinking
by Joan Didion
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Best book of 2005, favorite book of the year...Slice the question any number of ways, but the book published last year that I'm most grateful for having read is The Year of Magical Thinking, a devastating affirmation of love and commitment, hope and... (read more)

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Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir
by Ellen Forney
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In Marbles, Ellen Forney explores the relationship between mental illness and creativity. A working cartoonist in Seattle, she is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and must decide whether to accept treatment (and risk sacrificing her art) or continue self... (read more)

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1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion
1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion
by Adam J. Kurtz
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Equal parts inspirational tool, diary, and space occupier for your tote bag (seriously, you'll want to carry this rad little book everywhere). Some pages may require you to reflect, some may ask you to get to know yourself a little better, and others may... (read more)

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The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
by Steven Pressfield
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Someone finally tells it like it is — you can write that book, you can paint that picture, you can live your dreams. But first you've got to shatter the Resistance that's got you stymied, and that takes (you won't want to hear this) work. In The War of... (read more)

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